Jeff Lemire is returning to DC Comics after being a Marvel exclusive and it appears he brought something they aren’t using. Lemire will be writing a new superhero “family” titled THE TERRIFICS!
The title will emerge post-Dark Nights: Metal as a part of the previously announced Dark Matter line. The team will be lead by Mr. Terrific and include, former Outsider Metamorpho, The Legion‘s Phantom Girl, and Plastic Man.
The line up really reflects all the attributes both personality and power wise that we associate with the Fantastic Four. Mr. Terrific personifies the brains of Mr. Fantastic while Plastic Man his powers of elasticity. Phantom Girl fills the role of the Invisible Woman as the female member who can turn invisible. Metamorpho perfectly represents the tough guy with a physical disfiguration of The Thing, while Plastic Man embodies the fun light-hearted side of Johnny Storm, which could put him and Metamorpho in a similar dynamic and The Thing and The Human Torch.
Lemire spoke briefly about The Terrifics and how it’s a book that’s aiming to capture the same feel of Fantastic Four from the Lee/Kirby era. “It’s all about family,” Lemire says, “And Ivan Reis will be working with me on art.” Lemire also announced another project he is working on Hawkman: Found with Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan.
With Disney/Pixar doing The Incredibles 2, FOX doing a Doctor Doom movie, and now DC‘s The Terrifics, it seems like everyone but Marvel is doing something with the Fantastic Four.
Written By: JEFF LEMIRE
Art By: IVAN REIS